by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: The comments being left on some of the articles dealing with this are vile to say the least. See some I have copied at the end of the article.
As the civilized world grieves, the American Ghoul Class kicks into high gear frothing at the mouth and chomping at the bit to get into a thriving social democracy and chop it up for the bankers, Bechtel and Walmart. An entire nation of potential new slaves just waiting for the harvest.
Hugo Chavez is dead.
Used to be when a beloved world leader died, regardless of whether or not we enjoyed civil relations with him or his country, the papers and the politicians in this country would at least act like they had some empathy for the grieving citizens of the racked nation.
They don’t even pretend anymore. Takes too much time, time that could be used flying to the nearest neoliberal country with your Milton Friedman “brick” of economic reforms that you hope to slam on the mourners before they know what hit them.
If you’re the New York Times, you run headlines creating the illusion of a divided nation as if now JUST MIGHT BE THE TIME for our own oligarchs to link up with theirs and ransack the country like we did in countless others over the decades.
Chávez Dies, Leaving a Bitterly Divided Venezuela – New York Times
Venezuela was not “bitterly divided” that’s why the CIA, try as they might, couldn’t get him out of office. That’s why the coup we staged FAILED. Because the people of Venezuela LOVED Hugo Chavez.
Those oligarchs who hated him understood the better world Venezuela could be for them were another U.S. puppet at the helm. They called him a “strong man”, mainly because he was strong, strong enough to survive when the CIA had killed or run out so many other decent leaders in Latin America in the past. That’s why they hated him… he was a leftist with a backbone and a conscience. He delivered a knockout punch to the “counter revolution” as he liked to call it; the “revolution” of oligarchs and fascists who are currently dictating policy in the U.S. from such honored thrones as those in the board room of Goldman Sachs and sitting around the big table at the Chamber of Commerce.
To the Ghoul Class, that’s a monster.
Now he’s gone and another U.S. “statesman” has been expelled from the country for trying to create a fascist coup in the wake of his death.
My heart goes out to the people of Venezuela and the family and friends of Hugo Chavez. I would hope that my country can be a little sympathetic at this your time of sorrow. But I doubt our leaders are capable of that anymore.
UPDATE: comments from other sites:
Simple: liberals are Anti American. Conservatives are for America and love God and country. That’s why we need to outlaw any party that leans left. They are a threat and a danger.taosnow
When you kill one person…you are a murderer…when you kill many..you are a serial killer..when you kill Thousands…you become a leader of Venezuala
Boomp ! Booomp !! Boooomp !!! Another one bites the dust ……
The real question is whether Venezuela will return to “normalcy” or whether they will remain a socialist country run by exteme leftist idealogues ?
Who’s next ? Fidel ??
UPDATE: Oh here’s a good one from that Shining City on the Hill…
House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers: Chavez was a destabilizing force in Latin America and an obstacle to progress.
Yes, Hugo Chavez kept our for-profit central banking model out of Venezuela and kept all those Goldman Sachs guys from selling them worthless derivatives to crash their economy. And yes, Chavez kept the oil profits to benefit the people of their country, because after all, that “evil guy” figured the country belonged to the people and therefore the oil did as well. And he also kept Bechtel and GE out as well so they couldn’t privatize everything that wasn’t nailed down. Yes, Mike Rogers is correct: Chavez was an obstacle to all that “progress” we see happening in the Euro-Zone and the Middle East and the United States right now. Good point.
And for the record, we were the destabilizing force in Latin America. Hell, we had an entire branch of the military dedicated to it. It’s actually an MOS. Look it up.
UPDATE: Check out this writeup of the White House statement. It tells you all you need to know:
“The US described the death as a “challenging time”, reaffirming what it described as its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with Caracas.
“As Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, the United States remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights,” said a statement from the White House.” BBC
In 0ther words: “hey. We still want in. Now this “new chapter” is just the right time. It can be very “constructive” for the right oligarchs“.
Meanwhile, civilized human beings still exist in the world in spite of the fact that only Ayn Randian sociopaths rule in America…
“In Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner suspended all activities after the death was announced.
Both she and her late husband, Nestor Kirchner, were close friends of the firebrand Venezuelan leader.
In Peru, Congress held a minute of silence in his honour.
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales said he was leaving immediately for Caracas.
The governments of Chile and Ecuador also released official notes of condolence to Venezuela.
The Ecuadorian government said it felt the loss as its own, and hoped its neighbours could carry on Mr Chavez’s revolution.” BBC
“A statement by the military said it would protect the sovereignty, integrity and security of the country. It would remain loyal to the vice-president and to parliament, it added, urging people to remain calm.” BBC